How to become an engineering manager

Oversee the engineering activities and staff within an organisation.

What does an engineering manager do?

Engineering managers are responsible for planning and overseeing projects, and leading a team of engineers. They resolve high level technical engineering issues, as well as performing managerial duties such as budgeting, recruitment and training, and interdepartmental liaison.

Duties and tasks

  • Draw up budgets, schedules, and plans.
  • Run an engineering department, organisation, company, or firm.
  • Plan and implement projects and initiatives within engineering departments.
  • Provide advice and guidance to engineers.
  • Work with governmental and other agencies to ensure compliance.
  • Liaise with managers of other departments and companies to coordinate marketing, research, and development projects.

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